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The First Hurt: Stories Paperback – April 12, 2006
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Hilarious and disturbing . . .deals with sexuality on candid terms, depicting the line between what we want and know with precision. -- Time Out Chicago, April 28, 2006
Laser-cut narratives . . . Full of great, quirky lines. -- Time Out New York, May 4, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
And to touch herself in these places, to pick at herself and bring on the hurt is to show herself love. She says: "It's like magic: you touch your skin with the things you were given--hands and oil and pores. All you are doing is wiping yourself with love."
Shame and pain are equal to love--this is terrain I am quite familiar with, as, I would guess, are many of us.
All in all, it's a great collection and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Having only read this months ago, I'm finding the need to read again in order to feel these stories again. Great first collection and I look forward to her new works. Read morePublished on November 2, 2006 by jen in new mexico
The author brought me back to a time in my life I had put aside.
Ms Sherman captures young emotion as raw and real. This is a new voice , unique and captivating. Read more
Rachel Sherman's book is impossible to put down. Its language is precise and vivid and the stories themselves so emotionally fine-tuned, I felt as if I were on the verge of... Read morePublished on July 11, 2006 by Ray Santo